Vespa GTS conversion, tuning -> Vespa GTS custom scooter 

Before we get to the Vespa GTS conversions come, first a little review:

The Vespa has been a collector's item since the 50s, which the owner has always liked to individualize. To convert the Vespa, accessories and add-on parts such as mirrors, crash bars, speedometers, badges, anti-theft devices, decorative strips, heated handles, child seats, pillion seats, fuel displays and chrome accessories from manufacturers such as Ardor, Appel, Ulma and Vigano were installed.

Vespa Wideframe Accessories

In the 80's

In England germinates with Mods are available as assessories. scooter boys a movement that soon spills over the canal to Germany and the rest of Europe and will cast its spell over it.
Vespa / Piaggio itself now offers a range of accessories.

There's no arguing about taste! Some people went overboard in the wild 80s and screwed everything on their Vespa that the aftermarket had to offer.

Vespa PX with accessories

The 90s and 2000s

That is the birth of the Scooter Centers: 1992. The Scooter scene is at its zenith in Germany and Europe. Thousands meet on the weekend Scooter meeting = scooter runs, such as the SCOOTERDIVE and many other events to celebrate the vehicles, the music, yourself and your lifestyle.

Find it "Custom shows”Instead, in the off-season these are independent events with a previous and / or subsequent party = nighter. The elaborately converted scooters will be exhibited at the Scooter Customshow and assessed by a jury. The biggest custom shows were, for example, in Hamburg, Munich or the Extravaganza in the Ruhr area and, of course, since 2008 ours too Scooter show in Cologne.

Today: 2020 Modern Vespa models

To date, not much has changed: The modern Vespa is more powerful and engine tuning may become a bit more complex due to the introduction of digital engine control, but the urge for individualization and optimization of the Vespa is unbroken. Not without reason: Vespa has regularly topped the motorbike sales list for years, so of course you want to stand out from the crowd! And the chassis of the Vespa GTS, for example, has significant potential for optimization. Not for nothing, our bgm PRO shock absorbers are for them GTS test winner and bestsellers. LED indicators and LED headlights for GTS & Co are also often converted.

In our Vespa shop we offer you with our own brands bgm and MOTO NOSTRA and selected accessories and tuning suppliers (such as Piaggio, bgm, Moto Nostra, Malossi, Polini, Remus, Scorpion, Akrapovic, Leo Vince, HD Corse, Power 1, a wide range of tuning and accessories for your modern Vespa GTS, Primavera or Sprint .

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Then as now, there are of course stages of customization. You can do a lot yourself, but if you are talking about an extreme custom project, you are well advised to turn to a professional. As for example with our partner Cafe Racer 69 from Berlin:

Cafe Racer 69

Vespa GTS 300 HPE Custom


The Cafe Racer 69 in Berlin do you get one professional customization of your Vespa. As already said, even with the current Vespa models, be it 125 or 300, Vespa GTS or Vespa Primavera & Vespa Sprint, there is still a lot of room for optimization in the series state. Also because the creative Berlin team of us with, for example bgm & Moto Nostra is supplied, you can assume that only the highest quality parts will be installed!

  • Engine power,
  • Drive,
  • Suspension
  • Brakes,
  • Painting
  • etc.

The Berliners also offer queens Optic tuning Your Vespa on. The purely visual changes can, for example

  • Powder coated
  • Attachments,
  • Moldings,
  • Fittings,
  • benches
  • etc.

Vespa GTS tuning with TÜV 

Our bgm PRO Shock absorber for Vespa GTS are of course TÜV approved. For changes to the chassis, brakes and rims, adjustments to the axle mounts are sometimes necessary. This adjustment for a roadworthy seat without track offset and adjustment of ABS & ASR generally require a technical approval by an expert (DEKRA, TÜV) and can be done at Cafe Racer 69 be made.


Vespa GTS Custom Scooter Compilation

In this video you will find the ultimate Vespa GTS Custom and Vespa GTS conversion compilation. Get inspired!

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Vespa GTS 300 Tuning and Vespa GTS Custom Scooter by Cafe Racer 69

This week there is the final report on our conversion cylinder for the PX80. With this complete kit, each PX80 can easily be brought up to 125 cc displacement and benefit from the significantly lower insurance rates associated with it. All you have to do is change the cylinder including the piston and head, the short motor remains unopened!

Originally the 80ccm engine has about 5HP on the rear wheel.
The SCK conversion cylinder increases the performance by a whopping 60% to a remarkable 8PS, all with extreme reliability.

We are already above the level of a DR135, despite 10cc less displacement!
The diagram shows the direct comparison between the DR135 (red curve) and the new 125cc conversion cylinder.
In conjunction with a longer gear ratio (possible by simply replacing the clutch pinion), the top speed is also greatly improved.

Another big plus point is the significantly cheaper insurance due to 125 cc displacement instead of 80 cc.
In addition, with a vehicle that has been converted to 125cm, you are not only more confident and cheaper on the road, the consumption is also usually cheaper because the significantly higher torque means that you no longer have to constantly drive at full throttle in order not to represent a traffic obstacle.
Something that may only become apparent at second glance is the significantly improved resale value of the vehicle. Holders of a car driver's license, if it was issued before April 01.04.1980st, 125, are able to drive motorized two-wheelers up to XNUMXccm without having to pass an extra test.
As a result, the market value of the 80cc vehicles specially designed for the German market was reduced substantially overnight. Anyone who has the appropriate driving license will use a more powerful 125cc vehicle than a weaker 80cc drive.
The conversion will make the vehicle much more attractive for a possible sale.
All in all, the cylinder purchase pays for itself quite quickly.

Two vehicles equipped with the conversion cylinder were on the road for several thousand kilometers without problems or breakdowns in 2011. The drivers are very satisfied with the performance and the low consumption.
We will test a few more optimizations during the week, especially with regard to performance, and then give our GO.

Here is a direct comparison between an original PX80 with SITO Plus sports exhaust (blue curve) and our 125cc conversion cylinder with original exhaust (red curve):

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